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Enslaved Black Models in European Art: Anonymous Objects

Portraits of black people are rare in European art history. Let’s be clear: they were there, in society, but they rarely made it into art, except...

Candy Bedworth 30 November 2021

Museum Stories

Two Billion Dollars and the Stunning Art Collection of Heidi Horten

She met her husband in a hotel bar. She was 19, he was 32 years her senior and a founder of the fourth-largest German department store business,...

Magda Michalska 30 November 2021

Art State of Mind

Connections Between Art in Advertising

Type the words ‘art in advertising’ into your internet search bar and, more than likely, multiple sources on the topic will arise.

Rachel Witte 30 November 2021

Contemporary Art

The Art Office: Corporate Art Collections

What is your first thought when you think about going to the bank? Or a big company office? I am sure that it is not connected to art at all. You...

Elizaveta Ermakova 30 November 2021

South American Art

Coca-Cola and the Explosive Art of Cildo Meireles

Protest Art is challenging and controversial. Political protest requires a focus, and protest art gives us a public space where we can have a...

Candy Bedworth 30 November 2021

Contemporary Art

10 Most Expensive Artworks by Living Artists

We present an equation: one contemporary artist, one masterpiece, one auction, and a million-dollar offer. Here are the ten most expensive artworks...

Caroline Galambosova 30 November 2021

Saltimbanques Harlequin, 1901 and his Companion by Pablo Picasso (1901) Art State of Mind

Feeling Blue? Color Psychology and Its Use in Art

The year was 1901 when Picasso’s dear friend, Carles Casagemas, committed suicide. That same year, Picasso sunk into a deep depression during...

Bruno Guerra 29 November 2021

Johannes Vermeer, Brieflesendes Mädchen am offenen Fenster, um 1657-59 Zustand nach der Restaurierung © Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Wolfgang Kreische Long Read

The Mysterious Cupid and Johannes Vermeer’s Paintings

Johannes Vermeer is both one of the most loved and most mysterious painters in European art. Moderately known during his lifetime, completely...

Zuzanna Stańska 29 November 2021

Medieval Art

The Unicorn Tapestries – Allegory of Christ, or a Happy Husband?

The Unicorn Tapestries are a set of medieval tapestries depicting the hunt for a unicorn. They’re probably the most famous tapestries ever, and...

Alexandra Kiely 29 November 2021

Medieval Art

The Medieval Bestiary – Cute, Quirky, and Weird Animals

Of all the medieval manuscripts, bestiaries are definitely the most fun. A medieval bestiary is a book about animals. It’s full of unusual...

Alexandra Kiely 29 November 2021

Masterpiece Stories

Masterpiece Story: Journey of Thomas Gainsborough’s Blue Boy

Originally titled A Portrait of a Young Gentleman, this iconic painting by Thomas Gainsborough was first presented at the Royal Academy exhibition of...

Maya Tola 29 November 2021

pregnancy in art Gustav Klimt, Hope I, 1903, National Gallery of Canada, Canada, US. Artist's website. Long Read

Feminae Gravidae: Pregnancy in Art

While the imagery of women and children is greatly depicted throughout the history of art, pregnancy is much more of a rare sight. Some blame the...

Caroline Galambosova 29 November 2021